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Office of Faculty Affairs News

The Office of Faculty Affairs supports faculty at every stage of their academic careers. It offers resources and services to facilitate faculty excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. 

Current Office of Faculty Affairs News

Closeup of Doris Blackwell
People | June 13, 2019

This program officer I advocates for open communication.

Portrait of Elaine Anderson, executive assistant in the Faculty Affairs office, is the Classified Employee of the Year.
People | August 2, 2018

This year’s top Classified Employee of the Year says the most daring thing she’s ever done ended with a thud.

Angela Amar
Campus News | November 1, 2017

Amar brings program leadership and innovation from previous roles at Emory University and Boston College; she will begin Jan. 1.

Office of Faculty Affairs In The News

Yahoo!
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

David Magazine
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

NBC News
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
February 25, 2020

There has been a great deal of change in the news lately for the gaming world. After more than a decade as head of MGM Resorts, Jim Murren is stepping down. The Chinese coronavirus outbreak has sent Macau gaming revenues into a tailspin. On a happier note, a big brand name is returning to a Las Vegas casino, with the announcement that Hilton will be operating three hotels as part of the Genting Group’s Resorts World development. Change is in the air. But that’s nothing new, and nothing the industry shouldn’t be expecting.

Android Hoy
February 25, 2020

CEO Lee Amaitis recently launched the Cantor Gaming Atlantis sportsbook; some say he is under federal scrutiny now.

Seattle Times
February 18, 2020

Like many other American staples and luxuries, L.O.L. Surprise! dolls are made in China. Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment has them manufactured in Guangdong province, trucked to the port in Yantian Harbor, loaded on ships and brought to the United States, where the popular toys are distributed to retailers and scooped up by eager children. The process went smoothly for years.

Recent Office of Faculty Affairs Accomplishments

April 1, 2020
Melissa Bowles-Terry (Faculty Affairs) has been chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Library Instruction Round Table Librarian Recognition Award. The Library Instruction Round Table is a part of the American Library Association. The Librarian Recognition Award was created to recognize an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement,...
March 9, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently hosted a conversation with Las Vegas musical legend Frank Leone at the Clark County Library. Leone, who arrived in Las Vegas in 1967 to work as a pianist, conductor, and musical director, accompanied many of the era's top entertainment draws: Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Steve and Eydie, Red Skelton,...
March 3, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently traveled to London to deliver a series of three lectures as part of a Cass Business School (City University, London) MBA elective program on strategic marketing in Las Vegas. The lectures, in addition to assigned readings, provided a framework that the students will use when they visit Las Vegas in May...
February 28, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary on CDC gaming reports, "Why Change in the Gaming Industry Should Never Surprise Anyone." The column, which draws on the history of the gaming industry, the writings of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and even the lyrics of Rush, offers perspective on recent and pending changes in the...
February 26, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently presented a paper called "Pitiless Cruelty: Cynicism, Capitalism, and Gambling in the Work of Mario Puzo" at the  32nd annual Far West Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association Conference, which was organized by chair Felicia Campbell (English) and program coordinator Chantelle Mitchell...
October 15, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently gave an invited presentation to a visiting management group from London's Hippodrome Casino. The talk, “Parallels between the United Kingdom and Las Vegas Gaming Markets, 1950 to Now," positioned the current UK gaming market in the context of past and current trends in Las Vegas, and offered practical...